NEW 3D Pumpkin Carving! “BANE”!! Plus A New Time Lapse Video!

Ok, NOW it’s that time of year! Pumpkins, pumpkins, and definitely more pumpkins!

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This is only my first batch!

Well, being that it is officially pumpkin season, and because I have gotten my hands on some pumpkins that are excellent carving pumpkins, I have gotten to try out some new, and difficult carving techniques.

I decided a while ago that I wanted to try to sculpt “Bane” from the movie, The Dark Knight Rises. And also, thanks to my cousin Amanda who is constantly posting Batman/Bane related images on her Facebook feed, it served as a huge inspiration for this project. (Thanks Amanda! ;-) )

Now, I’m not sure why I’m so drawn to incredibly complicated designs, sometimes not even being sure I will be able to execute them properly….but as they say, “No challenge, no reward.”  (Ok, I’m not sure who actually says that. I just made it up).  Anyhow, I’ll quit rambling and just show you the pumpkin:

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“Bane” 3D Pumpkin Carving by Brandy Davis

And if you are not familiar with the the character Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, here is a side by side photo:

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A little detail

 

The mask involved an insane amount of detailed work and took about 8 full hours to complete (I am still learning how to create very fine details with a paring knife among other things.) You’ll have to excuse the eyes and the lack of depth in the overall face – you just never know how deep a pumpkin’s wall is going to be until you cut into it. Having said that, the eyes were already thin as it was, so I decided to leave them the way they were, sans pupils. Anyhow, this pumpkin didn’t come out too shabby – It’s all just for fun anyway!

And speaking of fun, here is a time lapse video I created that shows the entire sculpting process of this pumpkin! Hope you enjoy!  And feel free to share it with anyone and everyone! :-)

 

If you want to try your hand at sculpting your own 3D pumpkins this year but don’t quite know where to start, please feel free to take a look at this post here for my recommendations on tools. Or, click the pumpkin logo on the side of my blog for all the resources you’ll need! Happy Carving!!!

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One Response to NEW 3D Pumpkin Carving! “BANE”!! Plus A New Time Lapse Video!

  1. Clay says:

    This is aweseom! Nice Work! I am attempting to carve 3D for the first time this year! Happy Halloween!

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